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Capo d'Africa Hotel
Ranked #66 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton. UK
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in this great city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My wife and myself, along with four other couples stayed here for a friends birthday celebrations. So we didn't choose the hotel. But we are glad our friend did.
Just three or four minutes walk from the Colisseum up a quiet side street, it's a very modern looking building in an historic city.
The reception / bar area is very clean and tidy in both appearance and design. Although the bar appears to close not long after midnight. But the Irish Bar just down the road certainly doesn't!!

Our room (212) was directly opposite the lift doors. But not once did we hear anybody making any noise. Or even the lift doors opening.
The room was a good size, and featured the most comfortable bed I have ever had in a hotel. If I was to give a bad mark. Then it would be for the lack English speaking channels on the TV. Just CNN and Sky News. I'm not sure if the Porno's were in English, or just contained grunts and groans.

A decent sized bathroom had a sower over the bath, a toilet, and a decent are with wash basin and mirrors.

Breakfast is taken on the top floor (the fourth). From where you can actually see the top levels of the Colliseum. When we were there it was very busy around 9am, and this menat some folks had to wait for a table to become available. But the food was very good and varied.
There is a terrace area outside of the breakfast room. On a warm summers evening this would be a lovely spot for a drink or two after a tiring day in one of the worlds great cities.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the street at the front of the hotel. You will not see the Colisseum. But the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed at two hotels in Rome. The Capo D'Africa was far superior (the other hotel was Radisson Blu). Room size was very large by Rome standards. Our room had a king size bed that was very comfortable. Hotel was clean, modern and staff was very friendly/helpful with perfect english. Location is great - really close to Colosseum with lots of good restaurants nearby (try il Boccocino just around the corner for great service and awesome food - no english menu but they will explain everything on the menu). Close to the subway, making it easy to get around to all the attractions. It is also in a good neighbourhood that is very quiet at night - we slept with windows open. They provided a beautiful crib for our 9 month old. Morning breakfast was beautiful on the outdoor roof top terrace overlooking the Colosseum - although the staff thought we were crazy since it was "Winter" (more like Spring for us)... coffee was very good (compared to the crap we drink in Canada!)
Only complaint is that we had to leave. Stay here - you'll be glad you did!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Overall I liked the hotel. I really can't complain about it except it is a little pricey and I like going to smaller more intimate hotels. But you won't be disappointed here and the breakfast is the BEST I've had anywhere in Rome if that is important to you. I was there for Easter last year and they served a wonderful Easter breakfast/brunch and most was baked on location.

Room Tip: You can walk everywhere from here. Located two blocks from Roman Forum,
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

I stayed here with my girlfriend in Novemeber for a weekend. I was very happy with our choice. It was just around the corner from the Colosseum and the Forum, and only a 20 minute walk to Piazza Navonna. As there is a metro stop at the Colosseum, it is quite easy to go to the Spanish steps and the Vatican. The service was excellent and the room was clean. I would have no objections to staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at the Capo d"Africa hotel from the 3rd to the 7th of January 2012.
On arrival we were met by very polite and helpful staff who quickly sorted out our accomodation. Our room was a good size with mini-bar and the standard of cleanliness was excellent. The hotel is located some 100 m from the coliseum in a quiet street, which has a tube station giving easy access to the rest of Rome, the location also allows you to walk to the majority of sites which are within a maximum of 45 minutes away. The breakfast buffet is of excellent quality and offers a range of choices from bacon,egg,fruit,ham,cereal etc. The staff and service offered was always excellent. The hotel has a very nice balcony which I am sure would provide a quality retreat in warmer weather. The mini-bar is well stocked but prices are expensive so we found a local shop some 5mins away who sold items at a much cheaper price. Travelling by tube is easy and costs 1euro for 75 minutes, there are also many buses which allow you to use the same ticket. Even at this time of year the weather was pleasant but qeues were still an hour or so for the major attractions. Travelling from the airport can be done by train 14 euros one way, bus 14 euros return or taxi up to 40-50 euros if your lucky. On checking out be aware that there is a tax of 3 euros per night per person to pay. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel as a good choice and value for money to explore the beautiful city of Rome. And would go back again without any problem.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

My wife and I stayed at this wonderful, well located hotel in July 2011, on the recommendation of my best friend, who had stayed here previously. Well, he was spot on the money with his recommendation. The room was modern, clean and tastefully decorated. The staff were most obliging, attentive and friendly, willing to assist in any way possible. We enjoyed a tasty breakfast each morning on the rooftop, the waiting staff also being keen to please. From our hotel we were able to walk to all locations in Rome, excepting St Peter's Basilica. Nearby restaurants abound, offering a range of quality offerings at a moderate cost. When we return to Rome, our hotel choice has already been made. In fact, my son and his fiance plan to stay at Capo D'Africa later this year while on their honeymoon.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We arrived very early (10.00am) but were met with a charming helpful receptionist who gave us plent of information about getting round Rome, tours and a map of Rome. We were shown to our room with no comment (as we have found is usual) about check in times are 2.00pm. I agree with other reviewers that the rooms are small but spotless with a lovely bathroom, towells and products first class. The breakfast was far better than expected with both hot and cold buffet. Even better than the excellent breakfast were the staff who could not do enough for you. As it was my husband's birthday a bottle of complimentary Champagne arrived in our room on his birthday along with an English newspaper which was a lovely touch.
This hotel is a bit of a walk from the main attractions but that is the only negative thing that we could say about it. One of (my husband's) best finds in Rome was the bar just down the road from the hotel call "Treefolk's" where they serve real ale - Thornbridge Kipling the week we were there which was excellent. Two restaurants in the vacinity which were also excellent Papagio (almost next door) excellent fish and pasta and (recommended by Treefolk's) Li Rioni Santi quattro (via SS Quattro) fab stone baked pizzas and inexpensive (27 euro 2 large pizzas and wine).
We would certainly go back to this hotel and recommend it especially for its customer service - thanks for making our first visit to Rome so memorable.

Room Tip: We paid for a superior room and if the standard are smaller then they would be very small
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Capo d'Africa Hotel
Address: Via Capo d'Africa 54, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#46 Family Hotel in Rome
#63 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#75 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Capo d'Africa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Capo d'Africa Hotel is an elegant and welcoming Boutique Hotel, located next to the Colosseum , with a breathtaking view from our roof garden. On the top floor, the Hotel's 2014 new service: L'Attico bistrot. Situated on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces, the restaurant offers a Roman cuisine reinterpreted in modern key. During Spring and Summer time the guests are welcome to enjoy a relaxing drink or a delicacy in the magic atmosphere of "La Terrazza" bar, situated on the roof garden. In the Hall, besides the reception, there is a Centrum Bar and a cosy lounge. When you enter the hotel, you can immediately admire the hotel's symbol: a wall of rubber roses ("Il cespuglio") created by the artist Paolo Canevari. The 65 rooms, arranged on three floors, are immersed in the warm shades of ochre, sand and yellow saffron . Capo d'Africa has three multi-functional and day-light conferences rooms able to seat up to 60 people and a gym provided with modern exercise equipments. L' Attico bistrot is open from 7.00 Pm to 11.00 Pm, from Monday to Saturday. The Chef prepares appetizing dishes from the Roman and Italian cuisine reinterpreted in a modern key, all strictly home-made express and creative, in line with the fresh and modern style of the Hotel Capo d'Africa. Selected ingredients and high quality products are the basis of our menu. The service is provided on the panoramic room with a double facade overlooking the two terraces. ... more   less 
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